Professor Liz Anderson completed a graduate nursing course at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, working on a cardio-thoracic surgical ward before moving to Leicester to train and work as a Midwife and Health Visitor. Her early research exploring Sudden Infant Death Syndrome fed into the ‘Back to Sleep’ campaign in the 1990s.
Liz moved from health care research to scholarship in Medical Education where she led new innovative interprofessional practice-based education. Her main role at Leicester Medical School is to lead interprofessional education (IPE) and patient safety underpinned with pedagogic research. She is widely published in the area of interprofessional education.
She was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy for outstanding contributions to education in 2007. She runs the Patient and Carer Group to align patient involvement in the design and delivery of professional education.
Liz has pioneered Citizenship work for the University of Leicester in establishing the Leicester Initiative Good Health Team (LIGHT) for students to learn about and support homeless people in the city. She served on the Board for the Disability Partnership, ‘The Prince of Wales Advisory Group on Disability’ while supporting education on disability awareness. She was a Board member at CAIPE (UK Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education UK and in 2016 became a CAIPE Fellow, being appointed Joint Chair in 2021.